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Mike Clifford
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« on: August 30, 2008, 09:36:53 PM »

I read the other day that it is "OK" to serve or drink ANY good red "lightly chilled".......
That goes against the room temperature etiquette I've come to know.
If this is the case, mine is going in the fridge, cuz it's damn hot out most days in the summer...and I'm tired of drinking warm beverages.
Huh....

Oh, and just a note about "Illinois Wines".
We were down at the State Fair for work and pleasure recently.
They had a wonderful area devoted to Illinois wines, and I'm now hooked on a few of them.
Being jaded about these things, I walked around and finally asked "Where the hell are the Burgundy and Merlot varieties? There isn't a bottle in the place with those words!".

Psssst.....Illinois doesn't grow those kinds of grapes...try California.

Oh.
Thanks for pointing out the obvious.
 

A few from this list went back with us to the hotel...
http://www.illinoiswine.com/awards.html
Kinda partial to this now:
Pheasant Hollow Winery
* Red Razz
 Governor’s Cup-Fruit – Illinois State Fair Wine Competition

Still learning what kinds go with what style of food.
Pretty much resigned to the notion that red goes with everything, and white is strictly for when you're out of red.
The wife disagrees strongly.

I'll look up some of my latest favorites, but in the meantime...what are yours?
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 08:55:17 PM »

My favorites? 

Valpolicella, Chianti, Cabernet, (damn, ow I sound like some sort of high brow wine snob), all are deep dry red wine.  Also, there are a few locally brewed, er, whatever, wines we enjoy. Some are table wines at local restaurants.

Funny,. I only thought there was one kind of wine; red.  ain't white wine kool-aid?

Best wine to pair with a particular meal?  whatever bottle you open and enjoy. 
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